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Natural Gas STAR Program

2017 Natural Gas STAR and Methane Challenge Annual Implementation Workshop

October 24-26, 2017, Houston, TX

The agenda and presentations are provided below.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Time Agenda Item
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Site Tour - PRCI Research Facility

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Time Agenda Item
9:00 am to 9:15 am

Welcome and Introduction

  • Jerome Blackman, Program Manager, U.S. EPA
9:15 am to 9:45 am

Keynote Address

9:45 am to 10:15 am

Natural Gas STAR and Methane Challenge Program Updates

10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Methane Challenge Partner Experiences

1:15 pm to 2:00 pm

Developments in Addressing Emissions from Excavation Damages

2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Addressing Frequent, Small Volume Methane Releases

2:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Mitigating Emissions from Pipeline Blowdowns

3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

DOE’s Monitor Program: Developing Technologies to Detect, Locate and Quantify Natural Gas Emissions

  • Dr. Joseph King, Program Director, Department of Energy -Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E)
4:00 pm to 4:30 pm

NYSEARCH Test Program & Evaluation of Methane Emissions Technology as Applied to LDCs

4:30 pm to 5:00 pm

SWN Ground Based LDAR to Aerial LDAR

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Thursday, October, 26, 2017

Time Agenda Item
9:00 am to 9:05 am Recap from Day 1 and Opening Remarks
9:05 am to 10:35 am

Leak Detection Technologies Panel
Moderator: Dr. Joseph King, ARPA-E

11:00 am to 11:30 am

Environmental Council of States (ECOS) Shale Gas Caucus & e-MATRIX

11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Downstream Initiative Update

12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

Developments in Renewable Natural Gas

1:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Best Practices to Reduce Venting and Flaring with Economic Benefit

  • Jeff Voorhis, Regulatory Engineer Control Solutions, HY-BON
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Innovation to Reduce Methane Emissions During Shale Oil Production in Colorado

2:30 pm to 3:00 pm

EPA GHG Data on Natural Gas and Petroleum Systems

3:30 pm to 4:15 pm

International Initiatives and Studies

4:15 pm to 4:30 pm Closing Remarks and Workshop Adjourns

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